Vice President Sales
Jan Arnold is the company’s Vice President of Sales.
He reports to Maurizio Saccani, Director of Operations and is a member of the Executive Committee of the board.
In this role with Rocco Forte Hotels, Jan directs the team of 24 Regional Sales Directors and Managers located in twelve countries in Europe, Middle East, the Americas and China.
Jan, a native German, worked for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts for 17 years before joining Rocco Forte in November 2019.
In 2002, Jan started his career with Four Seasons in Boston as a trainee in operational and administrative departments, which gave him a good understanding of all aspects of a 5* Deluxe Hotel.
Jan then held various Sales roles within Four Seasons, mainly within the Worldwide Sales Offices, first in London as a Group Sales Coordinator in 2004, working his way up to Associate Regional Director of Sales in March 2008. In 2010, the position of Regional Director of Sales for the Frankfurt Worldwide Sales Office opened up - after 10 years abroad this was a welcome opportunity to return home and on September 13th, Jan joined the team in Frankfurt. After being promoted to Director of Sales EMEA, Jan and his family relocated to Dubai in April 2016 to join the Four Seasons Corporate Head Office for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Jan holds an MBA for Marketing from Johnson&Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Jan is passionate about golf, enjoys travelling and cooking/barbequing. Additionally, Jan volunteers as a freelance-language teacher in his spare time, introducing his Canadian wife Mavis to the intricacy of the rather complicated German language – a project with immense entertainment value! Jan and Mavis are proud parents to two daughters Zoe (born in 2013) and Sophie (born in 2017).